Herbal Amla Powder for Better Health

Amla also known as amalaki, dhatriphala and in Sanskrit and Emblica officinalis scientifically, is the most widely used herb in the ayurvedic system of medicine. it maintains balance amongst three Doshas of wind, bile and phelgm (Vayu, Pitta and Cough) and effectively controls digestive problems, strengthens heart, builds up and sustains defence mechanism, improves eye sight, imparts a anatural glow to hair and body and a store house of Vitamin C. Emblica officinalis is the tree having reddish brown bark that is of medium height. It is generally found in the Indian subcontinent. In general whole plant part is used but fruit is the most widely used.

Amalaki is widely used in India since prehistoric times. It is used in many forms. Let it be chutney (sauce), murabba, pickles and powders. Its preparation can be found in almost every Indian kitchen. It is very important part of most ayurvedic medicine and supplements like Triphala, chavyanprasha, Amalaki rasayana, arogyaverdhani vati etc.

It is an uncommon balance of sweet, sour, pungent and bitter flavours. Amla or Amalaki can be consumed in any form be it juiced, powdered or eaten raw. You can pickle it, make a jam or have candied amla. Being a very rich source of Vitamin C, iron and calcium, amla is a health treasure. It also offers a number of beauty benefits for your hair and skin.

Amla is a very special fruit full of antioxidants that are effective in reducing the cell damage which reduces the free radicals that can cause disease in the body.

One of the best ways to have amla is in the powdered form. Since amla powder is a bit bitter tasting, you can drink a mix of amla powder, ginger powder, honey and lime juice or you can even add amla powder to a glass of fresh juice for breakfast. You can also sprinkle some amla powder on fruits such as banana, apple or papaya and have as a mid-meal snack.

Benefits: • Amla (Indian Gooseberry) is considered to be one of the strongest rejuvenation & anti- oxidant herb. • It is rich herbal source of Vitamin C & iron. It helps in increasing red blood cells & rebuilding as well as maintaining new tissues. It supports healthy eyesight, helps in relieving inflammation of the stomach and colon, cleanse the intestine. • Helps enhance immunity • It is said to have anti-oxidant properties. • It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties. • May have beneficial effect on hair, skin • Amla strengthens the body, expel toxins from the body and improves defense mechanism of the body. • It is an essential vitamin to improve eye sight • Weakness of body, heart and mind shall be dispelled by taking frsh amla juice in between meals. • Massaging the head with amla oil, induces sound sleep and is good for hair. prevents premature graying of hair. • Wash eyes daily, in the morning with amla water, soaked in water and drink the water to improve the eyesight and remove constipation. • Insert 2-4 amla juice drops into each nostril to cure bleeding for nose. • Regulates Blood Sugar • Very Powerful anti-inflammatory herb. • A wonderful antioxidant and a natural Source of Vitamin C. Amla helps scavenge free radicals. • Amla is powerful food for the brain. • Studies show that Amla helps lower cholesterol • Amla also helps maintain the functioning of the liver • Increases Hemoglobin, Red blood cell count • Useful for Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma • Amla cleanses the mouth, strengthens the teeth • Its decoction is used in hyperacidity and with honey as an anthelmintic. .

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